About Us

behind the scenes

We are Widgety

Widgety was created in the Summer of 2014, initially providing basic cruise ship content to travel agents. There was a simple API and our first Widget (Meet The Fleet) that allowed a search for ships on our platform. Two years later in 2016 we started adding brochures, expanding the range of ship information and adding in basic itineraries and pricing. 

In 2018 we launched an easy to embed Cruise Search with Smart Linking that allowed travel agents to find a cruise ship or range of itineraries and post the link to social media or use in email marketing. Last year saw us starting to work with tour operators to add in their brochures to our platform.

Every relationship is personal and we know and work with the majority of cruise lines in the UK and abroad. We care passionately about the detail and accuracy of the content in our platform.

We have grown our initial team of 2 to 9, ripped up ideas, re-built Widgets and re-envisaged the API. The basic principle has not changed however: Widgety does not not build websites, we are purely a technology platform that tries to make it easy to access the content you require to sell the holidays you wish to focus on. 

We build solutions that hopefully fit all budgets, are completely flexible and easy to install. We also make it really clear what you are paying for, what content we have and where it comes from.

Our Timeline

January 1, 2014

Widgety Launched

 

10 Cruise Lines |
30 Travel Agents

January 1, 2014

2015

The First Widgets

 

Brochure Rack

The ability to add any brochure from a cruise line into a series of customisable shelves to embed on a website  

Ship iFrames

The ability to create an embeddable Widget for a website for any cruise ship.
2015

2015

API V1 Launched

Basic itineraries & pricing manually added via a third party.

2015

2016

API Image Resizer

Gave the ability to directly request an image for a website at any size, with Widgety doing all the work.  

14 Cruise Lines | 70 Travel Agents

2016

2017

The Cruise Search

The first Widget allowing an embeddable Cruise Search for a website and Facebook page.

2017

2017

API V2 Launched

The new version also saw the launch of our developer and support websites. API V2 gave the ability to export cruises in any format.

 

19 Cruise Lines | 120 Travel Agents

2017

2018

Direct Cruise Line Integrations

Hourly or daily feeds from cruise lines with full pricing and availability. 

Trade brochures added.

2018

2018

Smart Linking

Find and create a unique link for any result on the Cruise Search, and embed them as specialised Widgets.

34 Cruise Lines | 180 Travel Agents

2018

2019

API Upgrades

Ships – Every cabin classified by type, grade code, facilities on board. New content on sustainability, plug sockets and more. 

Ports & Destinations – New option to request port information, images and destination copy. 

Daily Itineraries – The unique daily itinerary for a cruise added where available. 

2019

2019

Mon Petit Pois

French & Spanish versions of the Cruise Search launched.

 

Weekly emails to over 1000 travel agents with updates on all the latest changes on Widgety.

 

44 Cruise Lines | 240 Travel Agents

2019

2020

Global Pandemic

A set back for the industry, and for us, but with a silver lining that it gave us time to think.

54 Cruise Lines | 300+ Travel Agents

2020

2021

Big Changes are Coming

A whole new platform, new Widgets and more customers than ever before.
V3 of the Widgety API launched.
Core team expansion from 5 to 9.  

75 Cruise Lines | 500+ Travel Agents

10 Tour Operators

2021

Meet The Team

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Damian Gevertz

Director

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Sandra Barnes-Keywood

Head of Sales

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Celine Ladoire

IT Manager

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Louanne Jones

Marketing & Content Manager

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Chrystal Booth

Content Editor

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Alex Pegas

Integrations & IT Support

Vlad

Developer

Ulad

Developer

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